MOD and JSDF Activities in the Pacific Island Countries

11/24/2019
In October, 2019, all the three components of the Japan Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF, JMSDF and JASDF) made appearances in the South Pacific and were engaged in several activities to strengthen relations with the Pacific Island countries. From October 8th to 11th, JS Kashima and Inazuma of the JMSDF Training Squadron…

2019 JAPAN-AUSTRALIA DEFENCE MINISTERS KONO/REYNOLDS JOINT STATEMENT ON ADVANCING DEFENCE COOPERATION

11/23/2019
The Minister of Defense of Japan, Mr. Kono Taro, and Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds, committed to driving bilateral defence cooperation forward during Minister Reynolds’ first official visit to Tokyo on 20 November 2019. They emphasized that as Indo-Pacific security dynamics became more challenging, the strategic logic underpinning…

An Update on the Future Combat Air System: International Fighter Conference 2019

11/22/2019
By Robbin Laird At last year’s International Fighter Conference, the Future Combat Air System or FCAS was introduced as a new Franco-German Initiative. At this year’s IFC, an update on the program was provided by the French Air Force, the German Ministry of Defence and Airbus Space and Defence. A…

The Requirements for Fifth Generation Manoeuver: Williams Foundation Report, November 2019

11/17/2019
In this report, the major presentations and discussions at the Williams Foundation seminar on the requirements for fifth generation manoeuvre held on October 24, 2019 in Canberra, Australia are highlighted along with interviews conducted before, during and after the seminar as well.  What is fifth generation manoeuvre? The definition by…

UAE’s EDGE Positions Itself in the Global Technology Competition

11/17/2019
By India Strategic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces inaugurated EDGE on November 5th, a company set to reposition the UAE as a notable global player in advanced technology.…